This time is not like last year when everything tasted like metal for about a month. No-one could really pin down what the reason was but the most likely culprit was candida overgrowth. I couldn't even drink peppermint tea without a nasty metallic taste. I'm sure I could find the posts where I wrote about … Continue reading I’m struggling with food again
Two days ago I saw a new GP from the integrative (read open minded) group. Only because my other doctor was transferred interstate, however I was glad to have someone new to look over my history, and the result made it clear that it is worth seeking second/third/fourth opinions - if you're not satisfied with … Continue reading It is worth pushing on…
Last night at 3:30am I came across this site while researching sugar and it's affect on our bodies. There's a heap of information online that is repetitive and scientific about how the body processes sugar but that wasn't what I was looking for. Earlier in the day I'd enjoyed a large piece of chocolate cake at … Continue reading Sugar!
On Ch.7's morning show Sunrise yesterday, I watched a segment asking if giving up gluten was actually harmful for you. It featured angry coeliacs' defending their life-threatening aversion to gluten and a scientist whose words were muddled by the hosts, ending up with a story chastising people who give up gluten as jumping on the bandwagon. It's … Continue reading Everybody loves gluten
Recently my GP told me that she didn't think nutrition would play a major role in my recovery. She's wrong. I am 100% sure. But to be scientific I will probably conduct the same exercise I went through yesterday and see if my results are reproducible. Early on this year, I got into a fairly nihilistic phase … Continue reading Diet
I haven't written for a week because I've been busy getting myself prepared for leaving work. Not for long, but for 3 months I've been granted the ability to almost completely work from home, which fills me with such relief. I do wish it could have come earlier because the last 2 weeks have been … Continue reading Detective work
More than a few months ago, starting to care more about my health and nutrition, I bought into the hype about cooking oils. Let me re-phrase that. I kept hearing that olive oil was bad for you when heated and used in cooking, and that coconut oil was a good potential replacement, because it was not denatured at high … Continue reading Nuts for Coconuts!
Stick with me, it gets better... It's Sunday. I got back from holidays a week ago and I've worked 3 days out of the six and I'm BLAH! I have spent the morning with my daughter, dozing off on the couch while she watched movies and occasionally startled me out of the doze. It may … Continue reading The end of week 1 of yet another recovery phase
It's been almost 3 week now since I was diagnosed with a dairy allergy and I started removing as much as I could find from my diet. This involved an easy blood test at Healthscope costing $100 to test for 5 main allergies. As far as I could see there wasn't one for simply testing dairy … Continue reading Dropping the Dairy